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I hope your day is already going well. The excitement the kids are exuding is becoming contagous—this truly is a magical time of year.
Enjoy this weekend. Soak it in. If you have things to do, get them done, but try your hardest to do so with a smile on your face.
Remember: NOTHING is perfect. NOTHING tangible (cookies, baking, wrapping paper, dishes, decorations) is worth getting mad about. Choose joy.
and then spread it.
gather the kids around and PROM the toys one last time. New ones are on the way. There must be something (or a bunch, if you haven’t PROMed in a while!) that another child would enjoy more than your kids currently are.
go for a walk, or drive to see lights
keep up with the Daily 7
you are all in my thoughts and prayers. thank you to everyone of you. oxox
How did you do yesterday with the weekend recovery and PROMing the china/linen cabinet? Did you uncover any great treasure?
PROM the tupperware area and spice cabinet. Get rid of any spices that you don’t remember buying, or which have lost smell. If you can’t smell it, you won’t taste it!
Wednesday is our early day—the kids are out 75 minutes earlier on Wednesdays than they normally are. I like this, because it keeps me moving in the morning, and we have more chill time in the afternoon. We also have NO sports or practices of any kind this day, which is such a wonderful blessing.
Yesterday was an icky day for me. By 10 am, I was pretty much wanting to just start over again. I’d lost (or thought I lost, I’m still not quite sure) 20k email addresses through feedburner, the baby refused to be put down, the phone kept ringing with campaign/prop calls, I dropped a box of rice-krispie-type cereal upside down and the pieces scattered all through the kitchen and dining area, and I stepped in a puddle of water in the bathroom in my socks.
I hate wet socks.
PROM the immediate living areas—get rid of the paper piles, the stacks of books, the random toys, etc.
One cannot manage too many affairs: like pumpkins in the water, one pops up while you try to hold down the other.
Happy Columbus Day! Need some info on Columbus to share with your kids? Here’s a few sites:
Biography and printables about Columbus (coloring pages, crossword, word search)
How was your 10/10/10 yesterday?
PROM the pantry/make sure you have your emergency food and water accessible and updated